"There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past."
Sorry for taking forever to comment on this, I was creeped out by mentioning him in the last post you had, I had not known he passed. He will be missed.
"I think it is the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately."--That was a quote I saw in USA Today's piece. The key word for me would be "deliberately" with this proviso: that the mere thought of crossing that line wouldn't count as a deliberate crossing, but that the manner and form and reason for the crossing would be deliberate.Anywho. For some odd reason, I was never much into Carlin and know very little of his work. That said, he seems and always seemed well-enough admired by many whose opinions I tend to note.
Stephen, your unintentionally macabre foreshadowing wasn't lost on me. And I believe at the time of your comment either he hadn't yet passed or I hadn't yet known of his death. Weird.Curtis, from a personal perspective his late 80's early 90's work is the best. His later stuff was a bit too like a sermon. Some laughs but too focused on getting across his visions. Had he simply been a "speaker" as opposed to a comedian during his last years, I'd have found him riveting (even if I find his politics to be sadly anachronistic; an extension of the largely failed Boomer generation...) and entertaining if not continuously funny.
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